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The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum — a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. We offer self-guided tours, and are open every day of the week.
The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, portrays an authentic mountain farm and pioneer village, with some three dozen historic log structures, several exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, multiple gardens and free range farm animals, all set in a picturesque venue and surrounded by split-rail fences. There are over 250,000 artifacts are housed in 3 multi-story exhibit buildings; vast collections of folk art, musical instruments, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more.
This unique collection of pioneer buildings and artifacts was amassed over half a century by John Rice Irwin. He traveled back roads and collected thousands of everyday items from the colorful mountain folk of Southern Appalachia. Today the Museum focuses on the preservation of its massive collection and the development of educational programs to enhance its mission to inform and entertain visitors while “preserving the past for the future”.
Museum of Appalachia also contains a restaurant specializing in Southern Appalachian country cooking, a Gift Shop featuring locally made products, and a Banquet Hall for events! The Restaurant at Museum of Appalachia offers cafe’ style service. Order from our counter from a daily menu board and then take your seat; we will bring your food right out to you! Our Southern Appalachian style cooking offers delicious casseroles, hearty entrees, tantalizing sides and homemade desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s relaxing, cozy and comfortable with a fabulous view. It’s a wonderful, wholesome place to enjoy a delicious meal.
- More Attraction DetailsSave to ListAddress: 2819 Andersonville Hwy
Clinton, Tennessee 37716Phone: 865-494-7680Hours:
January – February 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
March – May 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June – October | 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
November – December | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMAttraction Facilities:
- Local Points of InterestLocal Shopping:
Ingles Markets, Food City, United Grocery Outlet, Centre Plaza, Historic Clinton Antiques, Hammers, Butcher Sue, Master Donuts
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